<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usTue, 24 May 2016 20:49:59 -0700Tue, 24 May 2016 20:49:59 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten From Nest]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 06:52:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/osprey+nest+stratford.jpg
The Stratford Fire Department is plagued with an unusual problem: Two ospreys that built a nest above the station are dropping sticks, fish and even a kitten in the path of unsuspecting firefighters below.The...

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<![CDATA[Venus: San Francisco's Tallest Sculpture]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 11:57:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRINITY+HEAD+STATUE.jpg
A statue of Venus was finally hoisted atop the Trinity Apartments in San Francisco Monday morning, making the 92-foot sculpture the tallest in the city.

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<![CDATA['School' Misspelled on Diploma ]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 14:24:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Diploma+Cover+5.20.16.jpg
Graduates at a Southern California high school are getting one last laugh before saying goodbye after the school distributed diploma covers with a typo.A graduating senior at Ontario High School posted a photo...

Photo Credit: @jacedoooo_ via Twitter
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<![CDATA[Surf and Turf Arrest]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:00:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-482996433+%281%29.jpg
A Vermont man accused of stealing beer, lobster and Angus steak from a supermarket faces retail theft charges, authorities say.State police said they were notified of a retail theft/trespassing incident...

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<![CDATA[Principal Loses Bet with Students, Kisses Pig]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 16:02:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KissthePig1.jpg
An elementary school principal in Pittsburg puckered up and kissed a pig Tuesday after losing a bet with her students.

Photo Credit: Raquel Maria Dillon]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Opossum Found in Toilet]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 11:05:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/opossum+in+toilet.jpg
A woman made a startling discovery earlier this month when she found a baby opossum in her toilet in San Diego.The Pacific Beach resident had no idea how the little critter got there but alerted San Diego...

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Turtle OK After Windshield Crash]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 15:15:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/051316+turtle+into+windshield+i-4.jpg
Nicole Marie Bjanes was driving on I-4 in Deltona, Florida, Monday when a turtle came crashing through her windshield.Florida Highway Patrol officials said another car hit the turtle while it was crossing the...

Photo Credit: Nicole Marie Bjanes
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<![CDATA[Robot Dino Roasted at Exhibit Fire]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 08:35:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CiSGLNbVEAA1zoH.jpg
A spark from a welding iron ignited a fire Thursday that caused the extinction of a 90-foot-long robotic dinosaur that was set to be part of an exhibit at a New Jersey theme park.The animatronic...

Photo Credit: Leonia Police Department
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<![CDATA[Officers Finds Gator Foot in Truck]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 01:25:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/050916+alligator+foot+dashboard+fwc.jpg
A Florida man was slapped with a citation after Florida Fish and Wildlife officers made an unusual find in his dashboard: an alligator foot.Officers stopped the truck to check for a day-use pass in a wildlife...

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<![CDATA[Maine Bus Joyride]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 13:20:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bus34.jpg
Talk about a joyride: A 12-year-old stole a school bus and took it for a drive, according to police in Bangor, Maine.Authorities said John W. St. Germain III and his girlfriend saw the young man driving...

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<![CDATA[Man Steals About 20 Stephen Curry Jerseys from Adidas ]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 13:04:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Steph+Curry+Suspect.jpg
An unknown suspect pinched about 20 Stephen Curry jerseys from an Adidas Outlet Store in Petaluma, and police are now asking the public for help identifying the alleged thief.]]>
<![CDATA[Stray Cats Using Zoo Facilities as Litter Box]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 12:36:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stray-cats.jpg
Stray cats are sneaking into the Miami Zoo at night and relieving themselves, using sand in exhibits as litter boxes. But their feces can contain a deadly parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.]]>
<![CDATA[Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 08:50:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Alligator-Doorbell.jpg
A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

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<![CDATA[Black Cat Crosses Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 09:02:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_9617.jpg
The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday.Before the NHL ice hockey team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.

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<![CDATA[Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:05:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/German_Ambulance-550668973.jpg
A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Prickly Situation For Dogs Who Ran Into Porcupine in New Mexico]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:39:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6A+DOG+VERSUS+PORCUPINE+VO+-+000017091.jpg
Two dogs roaming the streets of Albuquerque learned the hard way: Don't mess with porcupines.

Photo Credit: Petroglyph Animal Hospital
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<![CDATA[Oakland Firefighters Free Pigeon from BART Wires]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:44:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pigeon1.jpg
Firefighters are known for rescuing humans from burning buildings and cats from trees. But this weekend, Oakland rescued a pigeon that was trapped in wires at the Fruitvale BART station.

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<![CDATA[10 People in San Jose Owe the Library at Least $5,000]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/localmusicbooks.jpg
Ten people managed to rack up thousands of dollars of debt due to overdue San Jose Public Library books, while at least 130 people are eligible to face fines of at least $1,000, according to a report from...

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<![CDATA[SF Zoo to Auction off Nearly 50 Paintings Created by Animals]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:38:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/art13.JPG
Animal lovers can now own works of art created by animals from the San Francisco Zoo, zoo officials said Friday.

Photo Credit: San Francisco Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Crime Organizations Targeting California's High-Valued Nuts]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:35:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-85739690.jpg
International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting All-Male Gender Equality Panel ]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/paypal-logo.jpg
Paypal is catching flak following the announcement that it will host a discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The problem? An all-male panel is set to lead that discussion.

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images, file
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<![CDATA[Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DaneinTree.jpg
Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

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<![CDATA[Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:58:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chimp-escaped-zoo.jpg
A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Unusual Collection of Disney Bronze Bars Found]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:16:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DISNEY+BRONZE1.jpg
Some Disney aficionado lost a hunk of bronze “character bars,” pristinely wrapped in plastic, and Fremont police detectives are hoping to find the rightful owner.

Photo Credit: Fremont Police Department
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Burger Shop Break-In]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:48:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/five+guys+burglary+cooking+burglar.jpg
Police in Washington, D.C., are searching for a man seen in surveillance video who apparently grilled himself a hamburger as the restaurant was closed before allegedly swiping some water.Police said the...

Photo Credit: DC Metropolitan Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Thieves in Livermore Targeting Construction Trucks]]> Sat, 09 Apr 2016 20:10:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nighttime+construction.jpg
Livermore police are warning people about a rash of recent robberies targeting construction and trade crews.

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<![CDATA[Cliff Proposal Lands Would-Be Groom in Jail for Drugs]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:40:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/04-08-2016-morro-rock-rescue-3.jpg
A man who captured national attention Friday with a seemingly romantic, but reckless, marriage proposal on a California rock was taken to jail on drug charges and told he would have to pay for his own rescue.

Photo Credit: Morro Bay Fire Department
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<![CDATA[Coyote Lounges on San Francisco Lawn]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0407-2016-SFCoyote.jpg
San Francisco homeowners got a surprise Thursday morning when they woke up to find a coyote lounging on their front lawn, one of a string of such sightings in the city.

Photo Credit: Anonymous]]>
<![CDATA[A's Fly Back From Seattle Aboard Giants-Branded Plane]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:10:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sfgiantmain.jpg
After completing the sweep of the Mariners, the A's headed to the airport to return to Oakland.

Photo Credit: Josh Reddick via Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[No One Claimed Wayward Bay Bridge Chihuahua]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:40:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ponch.jpg
No one has come to take home the wayward chihuahua, which has earned himself the hashtag, #BayBridgeDog.

Photo Credit: Animal Carea and Control San Francisco
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<![CDATA[Cops Stop San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:58:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ed-lee-sfpd-force.jpg
San Francisco police were surprised Tuesday night when they stopped a vehicle with an unlikely person in the passenger seat: Mayor Ed Lee.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Museum Accuses Marin County Man of Stealing Meteorite]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:41:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/METEORITEcrop.jpg
A precious meteorite that’s traveled from the asteroid belt near Mars to the mountains of Fukang, China, to a secret spot somewhere in Marin County, California, is at the central of a vicious ownership...

Photo Credit: Maine Mineral and Gem Museum
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<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Cat With Thermal Imaging Camera]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 07:38:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/CATRESCUE1.jpg
Firefighters rescue cat. Not news.

Firefighters rescues cat with thermal technology. Different story.

Photo Credit: Alameda County Fire Department/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[SF Nightclub Theft Caught on Video]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:51:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/nightclub.JPG
Owners of San Francisco nightclub Monarch are seeking the public's help to identify two men who stole $500 and a bottle of alcohol and were caught on surveillance camera.

Photo Credit: Micah Byrnes via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Alligator Tries to Get in Fla. Home]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:54:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/040516+plant+city+gator.jpg
An alligator was removed from a mobile home community in Central Florida Tuesday after it approached a resident's front door.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the gator was 9 feet 5 inches...

Photo Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Super-Sized, Illuminated Bunnies to Grace San Francisco Civic Center Plaza]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19:22:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/intrude-by-amanda-parer_25429655743_inflatable.jpg
Five giant nylon bunny rabbits will grace the lawn of San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza this month as part of a traveling art installation.A ceremony Tuesday morning kicked off the show, which runs through...

Photo Credit: Amanda Parer/San Francisco Arts Commission
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<![CDATA[Falling Tree Barely Misses Cop Car]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/boonton+dashcam+tree.jpg
A New Jersey police car came dangerously close to being crushed by a large tree when the tree snapped and fell onto the road amid powerful winds Sunday, dashcam footage from the patrol car shows.

Photo Credit: Boonton Township Police
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<![CDATA[LA's 'Murder House' Up for Sale]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:35:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4-4-16-Murde_House.jpg
The ad on realtor.com for the four-bedroom home in Los Feliz tells only part of the story. The beautiful Los Angeles home nestled on a hill has a grand entrance, step-down living room, ballroom, library...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway]]>
<![CDATA[No One Ran Naked at Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon Race]]> Sun, 03 Apr 2016 21:27:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+ROCK+AND+ROLL+MARATHON+VO+-+00001103.jpg
The big story out of today’s Transamerica half marathon in San Francisco is not who won – it’s who had clothes on.

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